Shillong, Nov 30: 236 recruits OF 5 & 8 Gorkha Rifles Regiments were attested on Saturday in a glittering passing out parade at 58 Gorkha Training Centre (GTC), Shillong. The parade was reviewed by Brigadier Manohar Thomas, Commandant 58 GTC.
Brig Thomas exhorted the young soldiers to serve the nation as per the rich legacy and traditions of Indian Army and Gorkha Regiment.
Shillong, Nov 30: AIPC, Meghalaya Chapter, organized the Fourth Meghalaya Poetry Competition 2013 and the Prize Distribution ceremony was held on Saturday at the Arts and Culture Hall. The inaugural session was chaired by AIPC President, Prof. Streamlet Dkhar.
Director of Arts and Culture, M. War Nongbri, was the Chief Guest for the occasion.
Shillong, Nov 29: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma has requested the World Bank (WB) delegation to provide consultancy services to the state in preparing the estimates and details of PMGSY scheme RRP II which will be implemented with the 2015 deadline given for its completion.
Dr Sangma told reporters after meeting with the World Bank officials on Friday that Meghalaya is entitled to get US $230 million to implement the project in the state. The meeting discussed the hurdles and also remedies for completing the project within the timeframe.
SHILLONG, Nov 29: Police arrested four KSU activists on Friday in connection to setting ablaze a tea stall owner at Bishnupur Bazaar two weeks back.
The arrested members have been identified as Readyonstone Nongrum (23) who is the general secretary of KSU – Lawsohtun Unit and Shemphang Nongkynrih (27), a member of the Lawsohtun Unit who are both residents of the Lawsohtun Block – IV; subsequently, the West Khasi hills district police also arrested Peter Lyngkhoi (26) from Lawsohtun Block – II and Johny Sohkhlet (26) from Lawsohtun Block-I from their hideout in Nongstoin.